Bazi is highly effective in revealing a person’s inclination and talent towards certain careers or professions. When it identifies the strong configuration of certain elements in one’s BaZi it indicates his inclination or possessing certain talents. Basically, a person’s career is often associated with or the type of industry represented by the prominence of element or elements shown in his Bazi. By identifying and scrutinizing these elements we are able to reveal one’s career or industry he is attached to, though some careers or industries need carefully scrutiny before being categorized. A person’s inclination or talent in pursuing a career or profession within an industry is directly linked to the prominent elements in his BaZi.

With the increasing of new careers and types of industries created presently due to the technological advances and market evolution such categorizations need careful scrutiny. The continual changes in the creation of new industries or services to meet these changes in demand as a result of the technological advances and market evolution have created new types of occupations. Any new service created needs to be carefully analyzed and classified. For instance, the business of stock broking trading through the Internet is a recent development and can be classified under either metal or fire element. Due to the speculative nature of trading, a stockbroker who speculates and trade himself should be classified as fire element. However, if he strictly services his clients only then it should be classified as metal element. Complication arises depend on how a person treated his career, if it is used solely and exclusively to service his client then it can be considered as a metal element. However, if he speculates, then it is treated as a fire element.

Using BaZi for selecting the right candidate for recruitment agencies or human resource department

Most large corporations use psychological, aptitude and specially designed IQ tests to hire staff, particularly those in more senior positions. These tests are designed to test the suitability of the aspiring applicant to fill the vacant post.

However in addition to these conventional methods, BaZi, an ancient Chinese Metaphysics, can be gainfully employed as a complementary technique to conduct supplementary tests. This technique is increasingly being used by many corporations, especially those in Hong Kong or other Chinese-owned or managed businesses worldwide.

The advantage of using this technique is its ability and precision to distinguish any prospective applicant’s personality and his compatibility with the prospective boss. In any organization harmonious working and personal relationship between the boss and the staff is very important. This is particularly true for top management levels where it is important to have harmonious relationships in the office environment and team work, avoidance of character conflicts and bickering in order to improve work efficiency and increase productivity.

The other very important aspect is to ensure that prospective employee is currently going through a good phase and also in the near future. With a current good phase it is likely that he can perform his duty well since he is likely to be happy, healthy, enthusiastic, contented and not encountering continuous obstacles or problems in his private life that can directly or indirectly affect his duties and ultimately the employer's business.

Having an insight into the potential and capability of the prospective employee, this system can be gainfully employed to select and recruit the right candidate from the pool of those short-listed applicants. This will inadvertently reduce the workload and tedious and cumbersome process of finalizing the appointment of the right candidate. However, we should not ignore the conventional methods used for recruitment but only use BaZi to complement and speedup the process.

Basically there are four major types as categorized by an individual’s BaZi. There are the money, power, academic and creative type. We will analyze one by one in the next issue.